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Top 50 Prospects: #33 – Randall Delgado

#33 Randall Delgado

Atlanta Braves

DOB: 2/9/1090

Previous Rank: N/R

ETA: 2012

Delgado was the Braves’ strongest pitcher down the stretch, posting a 2.83 ERA in seven starts.  His ratios in Atlanta were trash, but they were far better in Double-A and Triple-A.  His ERA across two stops was under four and he nearly struck out a guy an inning over 139 innings pitched.  He walked too many guys, but for a 21-year-old who already has seven Big League starts under his belt, who really cares?

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L ERA G GS CG IP BB SO
2007 17 Braves DOSL FRk ATL 1 2 2.00 11 10 0 45.0 12 50
2008 18 Danville APPY Rk ATL 3 8 3.13 14 14 0 69.0 30 81
2009 19 Rome SALL A ATL 5 10 4.35 25 25 1 124.0 49 141
2010 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA ATL 7 12 3.30 28 28 0 161.0 52 162
2010 20 Myrtle Beach CARL A+ ATL 4 7 2.76 20 20 0 117.1 32 120
2010 20 Mississippi SOUL AA ATL 3 5 4.74 8 8 0 43.2 20 42
2011 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA ATL 7 7 3.88 25 25 2 139.0 57 135
2011 21 Mississippi SOUL AA ATL 5 5 3.84 21 21 2 117.1 46 110
2011 21 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL 2 2 4.15 4 4 0 21.2 11 25
5 Seasons 23 39 3.56 103 102 3 538.0 200 569
AA (2 seasons) AA 8 10 4.08 29 29 2 161.0 66 152
A (1 season) A 5 10 4.35 25 25 1 124.0 49 141
FRk (1 season) FRk 1 2 2.00 11 10 0 45.0 12 50
Rk (1 season) Rk 3 8 3.13 14 14 0 69.0 30 81
AAA (1 season) AAA 2 2 4.15 4 4 0 21.2 11 25
A+ (1 season) A+ 4 7 2.76 20 20 0 117.1 32 120
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/30/2011.
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L ERA IP WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2007 17 Braves DOSL FRk ATL 1 2 2.00 45.0 1.022 6.8 0.4 2.4 10.0 4.17
2008 18 Danville APPY Rk ATL 3 8 3.13 69.0 1.348 8.2 0.7 3.9 10.6 2.70
2009 19 Rome SALL A ATL 5 10 4.35 124.0 1.387 8.9 0.7 3.6 10.2 2.88
2010 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA ATL 7 12 3.30 161.0 1.099 7.0 0.5 2.9 9.1 3.12
2010 20 Myrtle Beach CARL A+ ATL 4 7 2.76 117.1 1.031 6.8 0.5 2.5 9.2 3.75
2010 20 Mississippi SOUL AA ATL 3 5 4.74 43.2 1.282 7.4 0.4 4.1 8.7 2.10
2011 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA ATL 7 7 3.88 139.0 1.381 8.7 1.0 3.7 8.7 2.37
2011 21 Mississippi SOUL AA ATL 5 5 3.84 117.1 1.381 8.9 0.8 3.5 8.4 2.39
2011 21 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL 2 2 4.15 21.2 1.385 7.9 1.7 4.6 10.4 2.27
5 Seasons 23 39 3.56 538.0 1.264 8.0 0.7 3.3 9.5 2.85
AA (2 seasons) AA 8 10 4.08 161.0 1.354 8.5 0.7 3.7 8.5 2.30
A (1 season) A 5 10 4.35 124.0 1.387 8.9 0.7 3.6 10.2 2.88
FRk (1 season) FRk 1 2 2.00 45.0 1.022 6.8 0.4 2.4 10.0 4.17
Rk (1 season) Rk 3 8 3.13 69.0 1.348 8.2 0.7 3.9 10.6 2.70
AAA (1 season) AAA 2 2 4.15 21.2 1.385 7.9 1.7 4.6 10.4 2.27
A+ (1 season) A+ 4 7 2.76 117.1 1.031 6.8 0.5 2.5 9.2 3.75
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/30/2011.
Year Age Tm W L W-L% ERA GS IP BB SO WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2007 17 ATL-min 1 2 .333 2.00 10 45.0 12 50 1.022 6.8 0.4 2.4 10.0 4.17
2008 18 ATL-min 3 8 .273 3.13 14 69.0 30 81 1.348 8.2 0.7 3.9 10.6 2.70
2009 19 ATL-min 5 10 .333 4.35 25 124.0 49 141 1.387 8.9 0.7 3.6 10.2 2.88
2010 20 ATL-min 7 12 .368 3.30 28 161.0 52 162 1.099 7.0 0.5 2.9 9.1 3.12
2011 21 ATL-min 7 7 .500 3.88 25 139.0 57 135 1.381 8.7 1.0 3.7 8.7 2.37
2011 21 ATL 1 1 .500 2.83 7 35.0 14 18 1.229 7.5 1.3 3.6 4.6 1.29
1 Season 1 1 .500 2.83 7 35.0 14 18 1.229 7.5 1.3 3.6 4.6 1.29
162 Game Avg. 5 5 .500 2.83 34 170 68 87 1.229 7.5 1.3 3.6 4.6 1.29
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/30/2011.

He has three average or better pitches including a fastball that can reach 97 mph and consistently sits in the 92-94 mph range.  His curveball is an easy 60, and his changeup shows the promise of being an adequate to average third pitch.  Delgado never really has to be more than a No. 3 starter in Atlanta, but he profiles as a No. 2 or even a No. 1 contingent upon how far he is able to come in terms of command and development of his changeup.

There is really nothing left for Delgado to prove in the Minors, but given the fact that he walked 14 guys in his 35 innings for Atlanta, the Panamanian might start several games for Gwinnett to open 2012.

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